Man in critical condition after Canarsie shooting, suspect on the loose

Police inspect the scene of the shooting in Canarsie.
Police inspect the scene of the shooting in Canarsie.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

A man is in critical condition after a gunman shot him twice in Canarsie on Friday morning, before fleeing the scene — leading to a widespread manhunt to find the suspect.  

According to authorities, the NYPD received a 911 call alerting them to the shooting at around 9:44 a.m. near 1711 Ralph Ave., located inside the Glenwood Houses, a 22.39-acre New York City Housing Authority development. 

When cops arrived on the scene, they found the 40-year-old victim lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to his chest and left leg, according to police. 

Paramedics rushed the bloodied man to Brookdale University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect got away before NYPD officers reached the Canarsie location, and no arrests have yet been made.  

Police did not publicly release a motive for the shooting, and the investigation remains ongoing. 

Between New Year’s Day and May 7, when the most recent NYPD data is available, authorities had reported 7 victims of gun violence in the 69th Police Precinct, where Friday’s shooting occurred. 

Citywide during that time frame, 374 people had been shot. 

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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